A Giraffe Goes to Paris

A Giraffe Goes to Paris


  • Release: 2010
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 31 page
  • ISBN: 0761455957
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The true story of Belle the giraffe, a gift from the pasha of Egypt to the king of France in 1827, and her 500-mile walk to Paris as told through the imagined words of her devoted Sudanese caretaker, Atir.

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris


  • Release: 2013-06-01
  • Publisher: Purple House Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 1930900678
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Retells the true story of how the first giraffe ever to come to Europe was sent by the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France in 1826, and the giraffe walked from the disembarkation point of Marseilles to Paris to see the King.

Zarafa

Zarafa


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Delta
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 215 page
  • ISBN: 9780385334112
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Describes how the first giraffe seen in France was captured in Africa and transported thousands of miles to Paris in a plan by the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, who hoped his gift would persuade Charles X not to interfere in his war with the Greeks

Zeraffa Giraffa

Zeraffa Giraffa


  • Release: 2015-09-01
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 1847806619
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This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside, and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The King builds her a special house in the Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits, while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away. The amazing story by an award-winning author of a giraffe’s extraordinary voyage from Africa to Paris.

In the Footsteps of Zarafa  First Giraffe in France

In the Footsteps of Zarafa First Giraffe in France


  • Release: 2020-08-21
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 9781538142257
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This engaging account traces the remarkable history of France's first giraffe, a diplomatic gift from Egyptian Pasha Muhammed-Ali to King Charles X in 1826. “Zarafa,” taken by boat from Egypt to Marseilles and walked all the way to Paris, was accompanied by her Arab handlers and a famous French naturalist. She drew vast crowds along her route, sparking a giraffomania that was widely documented in art and literature. Her initial journey and then long and celebrated residence in Paris encapsulates nineteenth-century French socio-political history and highlights the emerging evolutionary theories of the time. Over fifty illustrations from the period illuminate this rare encounter with a unique animal that is now endangered and deserving of our greater attention and understanding.

Bouncy the Giraffe

Bouncy the Giraffe


  • Release: 2015-08-05
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 9781681952758
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Bouncy is a baby giraffe with only one problem--he can't stop bouncing! This is a fun collection of Bouncy's first adventures by Verne Huser.

The Elephant from Baghdad

The Elephant from Baghdad


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 0761461116
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Charlemagne makes friends with an albino elephant, a gift from the caliph of Baghdad

Zarafa

Zarafa


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 0399250492
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When the beautiful giraffe named Zarafa is given as a gift to the king of France from the ruler of Egypt, she travels by land and sea to reach her new home; walking the last five-hundred miles to Paris to the great delight of all those who see her along her trek.

A Walk in Paris

A Walk in Paris


  • Release: 2014-03-11
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 38 page
  • ISBN: 0763669849
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Presents facts, trivia, and the history behind famous landmarks in Paris, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum, as a girl and her grandfather walk about the city.